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Old 03-13-2010, 13:48   #1
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Mini 14 Metal Butt-Plate Fit on Newer Rifles

I am sharing my experience with putting a factory Ruger metal butt-plate on a newer rifle.

I purchased a metal (aluminum) butt-plate off of GB for my 188 series ranch rifle. Everything lines up perfect, but the plate is about 1/8 - 1/4" narrower leaving the edge of the butt of the stock exposed.

Obviously this leaves that area exposed and vulnerable to damage and it does not look very good either. Now, if one was refinishing their stock, they could easily sand down the stock to match. Otherwise, keep that in mind if you decide to drop some coin on one of these hard to find items.
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Old 03-13-2010, 14:47   #2
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Numrich has a metal buttplate to replace the plastic buttplate; however, I assume it is identical in size to the factory metal buttplate.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...filter=581390B
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Numrich has a metal buttplate to replace the plastic buttplate; however, I assume it is identical in size to the factory metal buttplate.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...filter=581390B
I have seen a lot of people make note of those aftermarket "out of spec" butt plates. They look like they fit terrible.

I have to wonder, where are the "in-spec" butt plates?
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I couldn't find one that met my specs ( M-14 TYPE), so I made my own from a strip of soft steel. Your weapon needs to be versatile, combat can be rough on a rifle! Like knocking down doors to get at targets.
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I couldn't find one that met my specs ( M-14 TYPE), so I made my own from a strip of soft steel. Your weapon needs to be versatile, combat can be rough on a rifle! Like knocking down doors to get at targets.
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